Knight in the Area Soccer Anime's Cast, Staff, Date Revealed

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Yuko Sanpei, Jun Fukuyama, Shizuka Itou star in January TV anime

On Wednesday, the 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed the main voice cast, staff, premiere date, and a piece of key visual art (pictured right) for the anime adaptation of Hiroaki Igano and Kaya Tsukiyama's The Knight in the Area (Area no Kishi) soccer manga. The main cast is as follows:

  • Yuko Sanpei as Kakeru Aizawa
  • Jun Fukuyama as Suguru Aizawa
  • Shizuka Itou as Nana Mishima

The broadcaster TV Asahi and the studio Shinei Animation are in charge of production with producers Tomoharu Matsuhisa (TV Asahi) and Motomichi Araki (Shinei). Hirofumi Ogura is directing, while Hitomi Tsuruta is designing the characters.

The story centers around Kakeru Aizawa, the younger brother of the Kamakura School soccer team captain Suguru. While Suguru is so talented in soccer that he has been made part of Japan's national under-15 team, Kakeru is so weak at the sport that he is nicknamed "Mr. No Goal." Kakeru's life changes however, after a tragic accident.

The anime will premiere on TV Asahi on Saturday, January 7 at 6:00 a.m.

Image © Hiroaki Igano, Kaya Tsukiyama/Kodansha/TV Asahi, Shinei Animation

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